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Teaching and Learning
- Faculty Workshop August 30: Introduction to Paideia Seminar Discussion
- Learn What’s New in Moodle
- Get Your Gradebook Ready for the Semester
- Zoom Workshop for Faculty
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Thursday, August 30 | Introduction to Paideia: Facilitating Seminar Discussion | 1:00-4:00 pm, HC 301
In today’s challenging political climate, the skills of civil, civic-minded, and evidence-based democratic deliberation are a necessity. Paideia (pie-DAY-a) is a pedagogy that encourages inquiry-based, democratic discussions around a common text. It can be used with all ages and in all subject areas. This workshop session will give participants a chance to participate in a Paideia style seminar discussion, and acquire strategies for implementing Paideia seminars in their own curriculum. Please RSVP by August 25: you will receive a short reading which will serve as our practice text via email. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Facilitators: Rachel Lloyd and Anne Kaufman
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Exploring the New Features of Moodle (CTL Workshop, 8/30, 9:30-10:45 in SVE 204)
In response to requests from faculty, this year’s Moodle is more visually appealing and user-friendly than ever before, featuring drop-down menus and a “drawer” that streamlines navigation, search tools that let you quickly access courses and isolate student forum posts, and integrated audio/video recording options. It also includes a variety of pre-formatted templates that let you quickly customize your course with a variety of formats, styles, and fonts. Moodle 2018-19 isn’t your grandfather’s Moodle! (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)
Can’t make it to the Minneapolis campus? Zoom in using the link below
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Moodle Gradebook Basics (CTL Workshop 8/30, 11:00-12:15 in SVE 204)
Whether you have never used the Moodle gradebook and want to learn the basics OR have been using the gradebook but would like us to do a “pre-semester check-up” this is the workshop for you. The E-Learning team will be on hand to offer some basic gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus. (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)
Can’t make it to the Minneapolis campus? Attend via Zoom (see link below)
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Wednesday, August 29 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in Hagfors 250
Technology offers new modes of teaching, such as Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC). This workshop will prepare you to use Zoom in a classroom, to think through the lens of the camera, and how to manage group work when some students are connecting virtually.
Staff are welcome to attend as space allows. This workshop will be “Zoomed” for those needing to attend remotely. It will also be recorded. Please contact Christy Mattingly for the link.
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Cleaning out your office?
Join MNUDL’s Back-To-Debate Supply Drive
Your gently-used donation will prepare our debaters for success
The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, equips Twin Cities students with all the basics needed to become debaters: curriculum, coaches, tournaments, and supplies. As our high school, middle school, Spanish, and Somali debate programs grow each year, our need for supplies grows, too.
Our goal is to equip 100 more students with debate supplies in the 2018-19 school year!
Our MOST-NEEDED ITEM is expanding file folders/accordion folders!
Other helpful (new or gently used) items:
● 3-hole sheet protectors
● 2-pocket folders
Your support will help make our debate season a success!
Items can be picked up or dropped off at Augsburg University.
If you’d like to join our Back-to-Debate Supply Drive, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your donation.
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Consider joining Masterworks Chorale. ALL ARE WELCOME – Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends & choral music lovers!
– Fall 2018 rehearsals begin – Tuesday, September 4, 7-9:30 p.m., Anderson Music Hall – M3
– Email the conductor now for more information: Mark Sedio, firstname.lastname@example.org
– Or learn more by following the link to Augsburg Masterworks Chorale below.
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Thousands of students across the country are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let’s help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to be successful! Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good.
Donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19 through August 31st!
All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact in our community. Learn more about People Serving People at their website: http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/.
The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:
Questions? Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join our delegation of Peace Volunteers at the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum on September 13-15 to work along side of leaders, social justice champions, and peacemakers from around the world!
This years theme is the Paradox of Peace. Beatrice Fihn of ICAN will be on campus as a keynote speaker and we will also be exploring the peace process in Colombia under President Juan Manuel Santos.
Interested in your department playing a bigger role in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum? We are welcoming faculty and staff to be involved in this major campus event. Let us know how you would like to be involved!
If you have any questions or ideas for alternative participation, please reach out to Jessica Mendoza through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we look forward to your involvement at The Forum!
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All current faculty and staff, please help us welcome new faculty to Augsburg at the New Faculty Reception at 4:30pm on Tuesday, August 28th in the Hagfors Atrium. Refreshments will be provided. Please stop by and meet our wonderful new faculty members.